Early Primus No:5 Circa approximately 1898 -1907?

Discussion in 'Primus No:5 (inc S & J)' started by threedots, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. threedots New Zealand

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    This is an older Primus that I purchased about 2 years ago.
    It came with a non original later model Primus silent burner that dates to about 1926.
    The burner had suffered from under burn and was in bad shape but luckily it was recoverable. See this post about how I repaired it. https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/simple-jig-for-reshaping-a-silent-burner-skirt.25343/ .
    A new old stock brass outer cap was also fitted as well as a new jet.

    The fuel tank filler tube had a slow leak under it, probably from a knock nearby so I had to finely resolder right around the base of it.

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    It has been fitted with new seals throughout including a copper seal at the base of the burner itself.
    A new leather washer was fitted behind the pump piston and a new old stock leather pump cup was also fitted.

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  2. threedots New Zealand

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    This stove has had a lot of use over the past 107 + years and it has a few small dents and a couple of larger ones as near the tank filler hole on the tank side as well as under it.

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    The script is not crisp and is worn away here and there and it is covered with scratches from use.
    It performs like new and flame shots will be posted soon.
    Cheers, John
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Is that an original spirit dish, do you think?

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello Tony.
    It sure is. Cheers, John
     
  5. ROBBO55

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    Nice work John, and great detail in the photos. :clap::clap:
     
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    Nice one John! :thumbup:
     
  7. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello ROBBO55 and Metropolitantrout and thanks for your comments.

    As promised here are the flame shots. Not the clearest pictures but here goes.


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    Medium level(normal operation).
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    Full blast.
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    And that is using locally available kerosene which is ok but not the best quality.
    Cheers John
     
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    That stove is burning really well - a testament to its great design.
     
  9. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello shagratork and thanks for that.
    I spent a bit of time on that burner making sure that it would perform properly and tonight is the first time it has been lit since I repaired and tried it nearly 2 years ago so I was rather pleased with it.
    It still has the odd spark in the flame but that is clearing nicely as it settles with use.
    Regards, John
     
  10. Krestova Jane

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    Beautiful!